Decoding Queen Letizia Of Spain's Style

Decoding Queen Letizia Of Spain's Style

He said Felipe's comments suggested he was treating the British territory as one that could be "traded from one monarch to another" like a "pawn in a chess game" and urged him to understand that Gibraltar "will remain 100 percent British".

British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, expressed his optimism that the visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to Britain, which began on Wednesday, will help deepen two-way ties, according to the Spanish digital newspaper The Diplomat. On Friday, the royals visited the Francis Crick Institute before heading to Oxford to visit the Weston Library.

The issue of Brexit also came up at the meeting, with the PM stressing that Britain has made the issue of EU citizens' settlement rights "a priority" for negotiations.

Westminster Abbey broadcast part of the visit using Facebook Live.

Following the wreath-laying, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were treated to a tour of Westminster Abbey, accompanied by Prince Harry.

The wind died down and the sun broke through the clouds just as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stepped on to the dais at Horse Guards.

The prime minister's spokeswoman said Gibraltar did not come up.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia also posed for a photograph with the tomb of Spanish-born Queen consort Eleanor of Castile, a distant relative of the King's, and the first wife of Edward I.

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia's first-ever state visit to Britain has already kicked off with a bang.

On the second day of the state visit she insisted the two nations would maintain the "closest possible relationship" after Brexit. The couple got married on May 22, 2004, in a Catholic ceremony in Madrid and 25 million people in Spain watched their wedding.

Spanish politicians, including the foreign minister Alfonso Dastis, are accompanying the king and queen.

As we wait to see what the former news anchor will wear to address her sartorial British counterpart, here's what we can learn from Letizia's successes in the spotlight so far.

Felipe at 6ft 5in towered over the Queen and he kissed his distant relative on the cheek and hand when they met.

The Queen gave Felipe a bound album featuring pages from the Royal Library and Royal Archives.

Letizia is the eldest daughter of Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez and María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez.